German involves the systematic study of a language that is a close cousin of English. German culture has contributed greatly to the development of literature, science, philosophy, music and the visual arts in the western world. Consequently the study of German enhances the study of many other disciplines. German is one of the major European languages and Germany's influence in Europe has been growing steadily since the opening up of Eastern Europe in 1989.
Courses at all levels in German are based on active use of the language, both oral and written, and not only in the classroom. The teaching programme is supported by a variety of extra-curricular activities: German films, cultural events, camps, and the production of an annual play. Through your studies you will encounter a major European culture and meet central figures in European literature such as Goethe, Thomas Mann, Kafka, Brecht, Dürrenmatt and the 1999 Nobel Prize-winner Günter Grass.
- Diploma in Language (DipLang)
- Bachelor of Arts (BA)
- Bachelor of Arts and Science (BASc)
- Bachelor of Arts with Honours (BA(Hons))
- Diploma for Graduates (DipGrad)
- Postgraduate Diploma in Arts Subjects (PGDipArts)
- Master of Arts (MA)
See the full list of German (GERM) papers.
Diploma in Language (DipLang) endorsed in German
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Students admitted directly to papers at 200- or 300-level must replace their prerequisites with other papers in the subject concerned
Bachelor of Arts (BA) majoring in German (for students who have not previously studied German)
GERM 131 Introductory German 1
GERM 132 Introductory German 2
GLBL 101 Introduction to Intercultural Communication
GERM 230 German Language 3
GERM 231 Intermediate German 1
GERM 331 Intermediate German 2
GERM 334 Advanced German 1
Note: Students with previous knowledge of German will be placed in GERM language papers appropriate to their level. Students placed in 200- or 300-level language papers will still have to pass approved papers worth 180 points in order to major in German.
162 further points; must include 36 points at 200-level or above.
Up to 90 points may be taken from outside Arts
Bachelor of Arts with Honours (BA(Hons)) in German
Postgraduate Diploma in Arts Subjects (PGDipArts) in German
The Postgraduate Diploma in Arts Subjects (PGDipArts) programme in German is the same as the programme for the degree of Bachelor of Arts with Honours (BA(Hons)).
Master of Arts (MA) in German
Note: Students who have not completed a Bachelor of Arts (BA(Hons)) in German or a Postgraduate Diploma in Arts Subjects (PGDipArts) in German must complete the required papers for the BA(Hons) in German prior to undertaking the thesis.
Master of Arts (MA) in German - coursework option
GERM 441 Advanced Topics in German and
two other approved 400-level papers
Minor Subject Requirements
German as a minor subject for a BA, MusB, BPA, BTheol, BSc, BAppSc, BCom, BHealSc, or BASc degree
Available as a minor subject for a Bachelor of Arts (BA), Bachelor of Music (MusB), Bachelor of Performing Arts (BPA), Bachelor of Theology (BTheol), Bachelor of Science (BSc), Bachelor of Applied Science (BAppSc), Bachelor of Commerce (BCom), Bachelor of Health Science (BHealSc), or Bachelor of Arts and Science (BASc) degree
Five GERM papers, at least three of which must be above 100-level, including at least one at 300-level.